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“We who engage in nonviolent direct action are not the creators of tension. We merely bring to the surface the hidden tension that is already alive.” (Letter from the Birmingham Jail) This quote from the famous Martin Luther King Jr. really moves me. This is from his famous 1963 “Letter from the Birmingham Jail,” written after his Good Friday arrest … Continue Reading

Posted in XC Blog "MLK in the World today" | 7 Comments

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During the duration of this class I discovered that there is much more to being a hero than I originally thought. I was naive in thinking that the term hero was really only directed to comic or film heroes. I have encountered many qualities that are described as heroic and the many types of heroes that actually exist (i.e.: Epic, … Continue Reading

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In the film V for Vendetta, the character V is definitely is a hero willing to die for a cause. He is willing to start the fire of a rebellion to end the oppression that has been occurring in his country. He knows what he is getting into, but is willing to sacrifice everything in the name of justice and … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 10 (Jan 18-20) "Sacrifices" | 2 Comments

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  On December 31st 2011, tens of thousands of Saudi nationals staged a protest in the oil-rich Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia to condemn the recent killing of a teenage demonstrator. Protesters were calling for the downfall of the Saudi regime. Protesters have held a multitude of demonstrations on an almost regular basis in Saudi Arabia. They have been calling … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 9 "Kings & Leaders" (Jan 16-17) | 4 Comments

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               Terrorism is often connected with a negative connotation. Terrorism is, by definition is “the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims.” Although, from the other side, terrorists are another countries self-sacrificing heroes; like the Japanese Kamikaze’s who put their country’s interest before their own. This, I believe, is a form of justice only heroes can … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 8 (Jan 15) Terrorists? Outlaw? Justice? | Leave a comment

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For one to be a soldier takes a lot of courage. Those brave men and women going out to the battlefields to fight for a cause or country is inspiring to all; especially the story of Rifleman Matthew Wilson. Twenty-one year old Matthew was in an Afghan battlefield rushing to tend to another fellow soldier who was shot in combat … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 7 (Jan 14) SOLDIERS | 4 Comments

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  R is for Retribution “Cruelty and injustice, intolerance and oppression. And where once you had the freedom to object, to think and speak as you saw fit, you now have censors and systems of surveillance coercing your conformity and soliciting your submission.” I believe that the main premise of the movie is retribution; from V wanting payback for what … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 6 "V IF FOR..." (Jan 11-13) | Leave a comment

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A film character that instantly comes to mind when thinking about the different types of heroism is Ian Flemming’s fictional MI6 agent, James Bond. Bond, who is played by a plethora of actors, has gone down in history for his enchanting adventures in both romance and his line of work. James Bond is a notorious British agent who works under … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 5 (Jan 10) Fave Film Character | 3 Comments

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Beowulf has many aspects in its text that shows both pagan and Christian views.  Although the pagan views are very apparent in the beginning of the story, I feel that Christianity eventually envelops the tale and prevails over the pagan ideals of fate. “The Almighty Judge
of good deeds and bad, the Lord God,
Head of the Heavens and High King of … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 4 (Jan 8-9) Team Saxon? Team Saint? | 65 Comments

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          The rules of chivalry and courtly love are vast and extensive to a point where seemingly impossible.  To be placed in such a situation where everything has its own rule and consequence would be extremely difficult. The rules that are set forth are very extreme and some of the rules contradict.           The art of courtly love makes it … Continue Reading

Posted in Blog 3 (Jan 7) Knights | 102 Comments